Merced College

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Preschool Teacher

Child Development, A.A.

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The Child Development Program at Merced College includes degree, transfer and certificate programs. Students may earn an A.A. Degree in Child Development (formerly Early Childhood Education), or may earn Child Development Certificates of Training for Child Development Permits from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, or may work on transferring to Baccalaureate Programs at four-year universities.

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Child Development: Early Intervention Assistant Specialization Certificate

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The Child Development Program at Merced College includes degree, transfer and certificate programs. Students may earn an A.A. Degree in Child Development (formerly Early Childhood Education), or may earn Child Development Certificates of Training for Child Development Permits from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, or may work on transferring to Baccalaureate Programs at four-year universities.

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Child Development: Infant/Toddler Care Specialization Certificate

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The Child Development Program at Merced College includes degree, transfer and certificate programs. Students may earn an A.A. Degree in Child Development (formerly Early Childhood Education), or may earn Child Development Certificates of Training for Child Development Permits from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, or may work on transferring to Baccalaureate Programs at four-year universities.

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Child Development: School Age Care Specialization Certificate

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The Child Development Program at Merced College includes degree, transfer and certificate programs. Students may earn an A.A. Degree in Child Development (formerly Early Childhood Education), or may earn Child Development Certificates of Training for Child Development Permits from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, or may work on transferring to Baccalaureate Programs at four-year universities.

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Social Services Assistant

Child Development: Families in Crisis Specialization Certificate

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The Child Development Program at Merced College includes degree, transfer and certificate programs. Students may earn an A.A. Degree in Child Development (formerly Early Childhood Education), or may earn Child Development Certificates of Training for Child Development Permits from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, or may work on transferring to Baccalaureate Programs at four-year universities.

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Human Services Certificate

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For many of us there is inside a sincere desire to help others. The study of human services provides an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the nature of humankind, while also gaining a deeper understanding of the self which ultimately translates into becoming better helpers. The best helpers are those who express empathy and understanding, while also knowledgeable of systems and services available to assist those in need. The study of human services provides a foundation to better understanding the community.

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Human Services, A.A.

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For many of us there is inside a sincere desire to help others. The study of human services provides an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the nature of humankind, while also gaining a deeper understanding of the self which ultimately translates into becoming better helpers. The best helpers are those who express empathy and understanding, while also knowledgeable of systems and services available to assist those in need. The study of human services provides a foundation to better understanding the community.

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Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice Certificate

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The Criminal Justice program is multifaceted and serves the educational needs of both pre-service and law enforcement professionals as well as individuals interested in learning about the field. The program leads to an Associate’s Degree in Addictions Studies, and transfer to Baccalaureate degree programs and or a Certificate of Achievement. Additionally, the first two of three modules of the Modular Police Academy are offered to qualified students. These courses meet the State of California, Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) requirements.

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Criminal Justice, A.A.

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The Criminal Justice program is multifaceted and serves the educational needs of both pre-service and law enforcement professionals as well as individuals interested in learning about the field. The program leads to an Associate’s Degree in Addictions Studies, and transfer to Baccalaureate degree programs and or a Certificate of Achievement. Additionally, the first two of three modules of the Modular Police Academy are offered to qualified students. These courses meet the State of California, Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) requirements.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice Certificate

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The Criminal Justice program is multifaceted and serves the educational needs of both pre-service and law enforcement professionals as well as individuals interested in learning about the field. The program leads to an Associate’s Degree in Addictions Studies, and transfer to Baccalaureate degree programs and or a Certificate of Achievement. Additionally, the first two of three modules of the Modular Police Academy are offered to qualified students. These courses meet the State of California, Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) requirements.

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Criminal Justice, A.A.

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The Criminal Justice program is multifaceted and serves the educational needs of both pre-service and law enforcement professionals as well as individuals interested in learning about the field. The program leads to an Associate’s Degree in Addictions Studies, and transfer to Baccalaureate degree programs and or a Certificate of Achievement. Additionally, the first two of three modules of the Modular Police Academy are offered to qualified students. These courses meet the State of California, Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) requirements.

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Criminal Investigator

Criminal Justice Certificate

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The Criminal Justice program is multifaceted and serves the educational needs of both pre-service and law enforcement professionals as well as individuals interested in learning about the field. The program leads to an Associate’s Degree in Addictions Studies, and transfer to Baccalaureate degree programs and or a Certificate of Achievement. Additionally, the first two of three modules of the Modular Police Academy are offered to qualified students. These courses meet the State of California, Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) requirements.

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Criminal Justice, A.A.

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The Criminal Justice program is multifaceted and serves the educational needs of both pre-service and law enforcement professionals as well as individuals interested in learning about the field. The program leads to an Associate’s Degree in Addictions Studies, and transfer to Baccalaureate degree programs and or a Certificate of Achievement. Additionally, the first two of three modules of the Modular Police Academy are offered to qualified students. These courses meet the State of California, Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) requirements.

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Firefighter

Fire Technology Certificate

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The Fire Technology Program is composed of three goal areas: an Associate Degree and /or Certificate of Achievement, Fire Fighter I Academy, and professional growth. With successful completion of the AA or Certificate program, a fire academy, and possession of an EMT certification, the student will possess the basic qualifications for entry level fire service application at most fire prevention and suppression departments.

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Fire Technology, A.A.

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The Fire Technology Program is composed of three goal areas: an Associate Degree and /or Certificate of Achievement, Fire Fighter I Academy, and professional growth. With successful completion of the AA or Certificate program, a fire academy, and possession of an EMT certification, the student will possess the basic qualifications for entry level fire service application at most fire prevention and suppression departments.

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Construction Industry

HVAC Technician

Commercial Refrigeration Technician Certificate

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The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) Program at Merced College is a comprehensive training program. The student will become knowledgeable in Refrigeration Systems, Basic Electrical Concepts, Air Systems & Air Conditioning Fundamentals, Heating Systems, and Commercial Refrigeration.

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Commercial Refrigeration Technician, A.A.

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The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) Program at Merced College is a comprehensive training program. The student will become knowledgeable in Refrigeration Systems, Basic Electrical Concepts, Air Systems & Air Conditioning Fundamentals, Heating Systems, and Commercial Refrigeration.

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HVAC Technician Certificate

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The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) Program at Merced College is a comprehensive training program. The student will become knowledgeable in Refrigeration Systems, Basic Electrical Concepts, Air Systems & Air Conditioning Fundamentals, Heating Systems, and Commercial Refrigeration.

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HVAC Technician, A.A.

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The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) Program at Merced College is a comprehensive training program. The student will become knowledgeable in Refrigeration Systems, Basic Electrical Concepts, Air Systems & Air Conditioning Fundamentals, Heating Systems, and Commercial Refrigeration.

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Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Diesel Equipment Technology Certificate

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The Diesel Equipment Technology program at Merced College is designed to meet the need for trained mechanics in all phases of the diesel equipment industry.

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Diesel Equipment Technology, A.S.

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The Diesel Equipment Technology program at Merced College is designed to meet the need for trained mechanics in all phases of the diesel equipment industry.

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Welder

Pipe Welding Technology Certificate

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The Merced College Welding Technology Program prepares participants for employment in welding repair, job shop welding, and production welding. The program is also designed to retrain and update persons presently employed in welding and related trades.

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Welding Technology, A.A.

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The Merced College Welding Technology Program prepares participants for employment in welding repair, job shop welding, and production welding. The program is also designed to retrain and update persons presently employed in welding and related trades.

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Information Technology Industry

IT Support Specialist

Computer and Networking Technology Certificate

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The Electronics Technology Programs at Merced College provide students with theoretical background and practical experience in meeting the technical requirements of electronics and electrical technology. The course sequence is designed to meet the skill and training needs of employers and to prepare students for technical employment.

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Computer and Networking Technology, A.A.

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The Electronics Technology Programs at Merced College provide students with theoretical background and practical experience in meeting the technical requirements of electronics and electrical technology. The course sequence is designed to meet the skill and training needs of employers and to prepare students for technical employment.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Management Information Systems, A.S.

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The Associate in Science Degree in Management Information Systems is designed for students pursuing degrees in Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, or Management Information Systems. Students should determine what other lower division requirements are required by the institution to which they intend to transfer.

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Sonographer

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate

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The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is a full-time Certificate of Achievement program that offers didactic, directed hands-on laboratory, and professionally supervised clinical training in General Sonography (Abdomen and OB/GYN Track). Successful completion provides the student with job-ready skills.

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Radiology Technician

Diagnostic Radiologic Technology Certificate

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Diagnostic Radiologic Technologists (radiographers) are employed primarily in hospitals, clinics, medical imaging centers, and doctors’ offices. Radiographers manipulate sophisticated technical equipment and computers to obtain detailed images of a patient’s body to assist physicians in the diagnosis of injury and disease. A successful and competent radiographer is one who works well as a team member, thinks critically, solves problems creatively, and possesses strong technical skills. A radiographer must also be flexible and able to work with patients from diverse backgrounds with various needs, abilities, injuries, and disease processes. Employment opportunities for radiographers are expected to remain satisfactory. With experience and/or additional education, graduates can work in the following areas: Computerized Tomography (CT), Mammography, Interventional Radiology, Cardiac Cath, Bone Densitometry, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Radiology Management, Radiography Education, Equipment Sales/Service and Technical Representative. Associated fields: Sonography, Radiation Oncology, and Nuclear Medicine.

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Diagnostic Radiologic Technology, A.S.

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Diagnostic Radiologic Technologists (radiographers) are employed primarily in hospitals, clinics, medical imaging centers, and doctors’ offices. Radiographers manipulate sophisticated technical equipment and computers to obtain detailed images of a patient’s body to assist physicians in the diagnosis of injury and disease. A successful and competent radiographer is one who works well as a team member, thinks critically, solves problems creatively, and possesses strong technical skills. A radiographer must also be flexible and able to work with patients from diverse backgrounds with various needs, abilities, injuries, and disease processes. Employment opportunities for radiographers are expected to remain satisfactory. With experience and/or additional education, graduates can work in the following areas: Computerized Tomography (CT), Mammography, Interventional Radiology, Cardiac Cath, Bone Densitometry, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Radiology Management, Radiography Education, Equipment Sales/Service and Technical Representative. Associated fields: Sonography, Radiation Oncology, and Nuclear Medicine.

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Dietetic Technician

Dietetic Service Supervisor Certificate

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Food Service is one of the fastest growing industries. Schools, hospitals, prisons, universities and the hospitality industry are always in need of trained food service professionals. Merced College provides Foods and Nutrition courses that are designed to provide knowledge and skills to ensure a strong foundation for students.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Program

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The Medical Assistant Program is geared toward the adult learner who desires vocational training in a clinical setting.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Nursing, Assistant Certification

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The Nurse Assistant program is offered during the spring and fall semesters for 18 weeks and the summer semester for nine weeks in Merced and Los Banos. The course provides basic skills required of the nurse assistant employed in skilled nursing facilities. The course emphasizes care of the older adult client and assistance with the activities of daily living: bathing, dressing, exercise, movement, eating, eliminating, safety measures, and rehabilitation techniques. The Nurse Assistant program also provides clinical instruction. Students will practice skills in lab and then be assigned to assist clients in a skilled nursing facility.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Nursing, Vocational Certificate

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The Vocational Nursing curriculum comprises three semesters of combined didactic and clinical work on campus and at affiliated health care facilities. Upon satisfactory completion of the prerequisites and the nursing courses, a Certificate of Achievement is awarded and the student is then eligible for the National Licensure Examination. An Associate in Arts Degree is also available for those students who complete the Merced College General Education requirements.

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Nursing, Vocational, A.A.

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The Vocational Nursing curriculum comprises three semesters of combined didactic and clinical work on campus and at affiliated health care facilities. Upon satisfactory completion of the prerequisites and the nursing courses, a Certificate of Achievement is awarded and the student is then eligible for the National Licensure Examination. An Associate in Arts Degree is also available for those students who complete the Merced College General Education requirements.

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Transportation Industry

Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Equipment Technology Certificate

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The Diesel Equipment Technology program at Merced College is designed to meet the need for trained mechanics in all phases of the diesel equipment industry.

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Diesel Equipment Technology, A.S.

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The Diesel Engine Service Technician certificate program provides the student with the training to become an entry level diesel engine service technician. The topics covered include diesel shop safety

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Auto Mechanic

Master Auto Technology Certificate

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The Merced College Automotive Technology program provides students with skills required for efficient diagnosis, maintenance and repair of current automobiles and automobile systems. The program is recognized and certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) as an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) program. The automotive program instructors are ASE certified. The Merced College Automotive program is also certified by the California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) to teach the Basic and Enhanced Clean Air Car Courses.

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Master Auto Technology, A.A.

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The Merced College Automotive Technology program provides students with skills required for efficient diagnosis, maintenance and repair of current automobiles and automobile systems. The program is recognized and certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) as an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) program. The automotive program instructors are ASE certified. The Merced College Automotive program is also certified by the California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) to teach the Basic and Enhanced Clean Air Car Courses.

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Energy Industry

Power Generation Technician

Diesel Equipment Technology, A.S.

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The Diesel Engine Service Technician certificate program provides the student with the training to become an entry level diesel engine service technician. The topics covered include diesel shop safety

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Manufacturing Industry

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electronics Technician, A.A.

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The Electronics Technology Programs at Merced College provide students with theoretical background and practical experience in meeting the technical requirements of electronics and electrical technology. The course sequence is designed to meet the skill and training needs of employers and to prepare students for technical employment.

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Industrial Electrical Technician Certificate

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The Electronics Technology Programs at Merced College provide students with theoretical background and practical experience in meeting the technical requirements of electronics and electrical technology. The course sequence is designed to meet the skill and training needs of employers and to prepare students for technical employment.

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Industrial Electrical Technician, A.A.

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The Electronics Technology Programs at Merced College provide students with theoretical background and practical experience in meeting the technical requirements of electronics and electrical technology. The course sequence is designed to meet the skill and training needs of employers and to prepare students for technical employment.

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Instrumentation and Process Control Technology Certificate

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The Electronics Technology Programs at Merced College provide students with theoretical background and practical experience in meeting the technical requirements of electronics and electrical technology. The course sequence is designed to meet the skill and training needs of employers and to prepare students for technical employment.

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Instrumentation and Process Control Technology, A.A.

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The Electronics Technology Programs at Merced College provide students with theoretical background and practical experience in meeting the technical requirements of electronics and electrical technology. The course sequence is designed to meet the skill and training needs of employers and to prepare students for technical employment.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Industrial Maintenance Technology Certificate

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The Industrial Maintenance Technology Program at Merced College blends technical, scientific, and business principles, and which prepares versatile individuals for technological management, production supervision, and related leadership positions.

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Industrial Maintenance Technology, A.A.

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The Industrial Maintenance Technology Program at Merced College blends technical, scientific, and business principles, and which prepares versatile individuals for technological management, production supervision, and related leadership positions.

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209-384-6000

Address

3600 M St
Merced, CA 95348-2898
United States